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In Topic: I'll take “Mystery Larvae on Sylvania Street” for $600 Alex.

01 July 2020 - 03:38 PM

Locusts...they look hummingbird sized! Lots of photos.

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In Topic: Non-political Humor

01 July 2020 - 01:10 PM

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In Topic: Coronavirus

01 July 2020 - 12:51 PM

Coronavirus autopsies: A story of 38 brains, 87 lungs, and 42 hearts.


Among the most important findings, consistent across several studies, is confirmation the virus appears to attack the lungs the most ferociously. They also found the pathogen in parts of the brain, kidneys, liver, gastrointestinal tract, spleen and in the endothelial cells that line blood vessels, as some had previously suspected. Researchers also found widespread clotting in many organs.

But the brain and heart yielded surprises.


Given widespread reports about neurological symptoms related to the coronavirus, Fowkes said, she expected to find virus or inflammation — or both — in the brain. But there was very little. When it comes to the heart, many physicians warned for months about a cardiac complication they suspected was myocarditis, an inflammation or hardening of the heart muscle walls — but autopsy investigators were stunned that they could find no evidence of the condition.

Another unexpected finding, pathologists said, is that oxygen deprivation of the brain and the formation of blood clots may start early in the disease process. That could have major implications for how people with covid-19 are treated at home, even if they never need to be hospitalized.

It's too bad people have to die before we can learn these things about a new disease.

In Topic: Voter ID Laws Are Completely Unnecessary

01 July 2020 - 12:41 PM

View PostLFC, on 01 July 2020 - 12:27 PM, said:

Republicans continue to fight mail-in voting, this time in Pennsylvania.

Oh yeah. The idea is to create confusion and fear about using vote by mail. You don't need to win lawsuits to do that. You just need to file them. We'll be seeing a lot of these kinds of suits across the country.

In Topic: SCOTUS Decisions - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

30 June 2020 - 07:18 PM

View Postandydp, on 30 June 2020 - 05:49 PM, said:

If the issue was settled, they would lose an instant vote getter and kill a cash cow.

I'm not sure the cash is the point. Big money interests don't need their paltry amounts. What they do need are the votes.